The Lamu Cultural Festival is a three-day event highlighting Lamu’s heritage in a carnival atmosphere featuring musical performances and dances, henna competitions, dhow and donkey races and traditional craft displays.
Started in 2001, the Lamu Cultural Festival has grown exponentially and has become a major cultural event in the region drawing local and international crowds. The 3-day festival showcases Lamu’s cultural character and unique townscape. Visitors often plan return visits at their leisure. The grass-root efforts of the organizers have helped to rejuvenate the community and instill a sense of local pride.
This year’s festival was held from 26th to 29th November 2015. First Assurance prides itself in being a partner of the festival through sponsorship. First Assurance sponsored Kshs. 500,000/- towards the event. We also sponsored the dhow and the donkey race exhibiting our pride and love for the Lamu culture. We were well represented at Lamu, the island of festivals.